JASNA Cen Cal events are often a combination of Book Discussions, Community Talks, and Social Events.
Our events are currently postponed until we can safely reconvene. Please watch your email for announcements of events – live or virtual – in the coming weeks and months.
Meeting and Book Discussion on “Sense and Sensibility”
Saturday, February 1, 2010. 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Meeting and Book Discussion on “Selections from the Juvenilia”
POSTPONED (originally scheduled for Saturday May 30)
The History of England – Vol II
Henry and Eliza – Vol I
The Beautiful Cassandra – Vol I
The Visit – Vol I
A Letter from a Young Lady – Vol II
Love and Freindship – Vol II
The Adventures of Mr. Harley – Vol I
Sir William Montague – Vol I
Memoirs of Mr. Clifford – Vol I
A midsummer social gathering to honor the date of Austen’s death! We will take turns discussing our favorite deceased fathers and mothers, the characters who are always on the brink of decrepitude, and the ones who seem oddly fascinated with death. Then we’ll toast Austen with a friendly “best Austen eulogy” contest. Costumes of the era at this event will be admired but not required.
An autumnal social gathering and a biannual tradition with JASNA Central California. Join the Jane Austen Society in Woodward Park for a weekend picnic, bring your own lunch, peas to feed the ducks, and then stroll with us in the beautiful Shinzen Gardens. We will have a taste of outdoor pleasures, such as Austen often enjoyed. Costumes of the era will be admired but not required.
“You can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s”: Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time.
Saturday, January 19, 2019. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Illustrated presentation and discussion by JASNA President Claire Bellanti
Woodward Park Library, Fresno. Free and open to the public.
Meeting and Book Discussion on Emma
March 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno. Free and open to the public.
March 21 – 30. “Emma” plays at Fresno Pacific Theater Arts. Directed by member Brooke Aiello. More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jane-austens-emma-tickets-52336355448
An Exploration of the Regency Wardrobe with Brooke Aiello + JASNA Book Swap.
WHEN: Saturday, June 15th. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Betty Rodriguez Library Meeting Room.
COST: Free and open to the public.
“Pride and Pop-culture”: Looking For Mr. Darcy in Mass Media
Saturday, October 12. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Illustrated presentation and discussion by Bianca Hernandez, co-creator of “Drunk Austen”
Location: TBA. Free and open to the public.
This program seeks to discuss Mr. Darcy in pop-culture, starting with the novel itself, charting a course through movies, television and more to highlight the odd legacy that has developed around Jane Austen’s beloved hero. Followed by a general group discussion of the character of Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice” and throughout pop-culture.
JASNA Annual General Meeting
October 4 – 6, 2019. Williamsburg, VA. JASNA’s national convention of Janeites gathers in Virginia to study Austen, share ideas, and meet friends, old and new. Only JASNA members are invited to attend.